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Project by scottb posted 2301 days ago 1984 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Uncle – the happy recipient of the only other wine bottle stoppers I’ve made, asked if he could buy a few that he could give as gifts. (Now that he’s in the wine biz, and can’t get these one of a kind/stainless steel ones just anywhere…)

From left to right, Texas Ebony, Poplar, Figured Oak, Figured Cherry (these two were from the same wood as the first two I made) Maple (an offcut from my pub table – which turned really nice) and Juniper. All finished with a high gloss friction polish.

Of these six, four are off in the mail to sunny California, and I’ve got two to have. – I can trash those corroded chrome ones, and don’t have to resort to re-using the cork (if and when the bottles aren’t polished off in one go.)

Not a bad win-win, a sale, and a little more progress towards my artisan house!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/





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itsme_timd

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#1 posted 2301 days ago

Very nice stoppers, Scott – I really like the Juniper. Took a peek at your Artisan House as well, good luck on your mission!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 2301 days ago

Nice designs, these are so darn addictive, make one and you have to make 50. Try some exotics woods, get the blanks off ebay. Purpleheart, paduack, babinga, walnut, rosewood, etc.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2301 days ago

Nice job, Scott. You are becoming an expert with these. They are all nice but if I had to pick a favorite I would choose the figured oak or cherry.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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trifern

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#4 posted 2301 days ago

Great job. These look like a lot of fun.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 2301 days ago

Those look like fun. I might have to make a couple for my youngest son and his wife – they are the Wine Lovers in my family – I’m more of an Iced Tea connoisseur.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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RobS

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#6 posted 2300 days ago

Oh the irony, he can’t stop with the stoppers…Nice job! Looks like good practice for chess pieces.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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RobS

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#7 posted 2300 days ago

And hey, is that Juniper from my house?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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scottb

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#8 posted 2300 days ago

you’re really angling for a chess set next Christmas, aren’t ya?..

Oh, and yes, that Juniper was yours. I turned the first piece of it really small, not prepared for how soft (and fuzzy it would be – or my chisel needed to hit the grinder for a bit, which might be the case and it turned a lot cleaner. I like the grain on this one.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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schroeder

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#9 posted 2300 days ago

Those are absolutely stunning Scott! Beautiful work! (as always!)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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RobS

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#10 posted 2300 days ago

That’s cool. It turned out beautiful, I love the grain pattern. I’ll need to harvest more of that..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Weekend_Carpenter

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#11 posted 2244 days ago

Very Beautiful with a great finish! Thanks for posting!

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